Grab some tissues: A Gallup poll reports that Nevada, California, and New York boast, on average, the most adults who reported having the flu in 2013, while adults in Vermont, South Carolina, and North Dakota boast the lowest daily flu rates.
California has been the only state to be one of the top 10 states with the highest daily flu rates every year since the Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index started tracking how often Americans report having the flu in 2008. Likewise, Mississippi is the only state to be one of the top 10 states with the lowest daily flu rates every year.
The Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index asked 500 Americans every night whether they had the flu or a cold “yesterday.” There are a few caveats, the polling company admits. People who are sick may be less likely to pick up the phone. Respondents could also think they have a cold when…
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